- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Tours of a replica coal mine at a museum in western Kentucky are attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/2lIayDX) the simulated mine in the basement of the Owensboro Museum of Science & History draws an average of 8,000 to 11,000 people a year.

It features low ceilings, dim lights and walls covered in material resembling coal.

The 45-minute tour includes a short film about mining. The tours are included in the museum’s admission price of $3 per person.

Executive officer Kathy Olson says this spring the museum will have re-enactors from the 1930s stationed at the actual mine site for above-ground tours.



The “mine” is based on the old George H. Rudy & Co. mine. Seven building from the mine that closed in 1954 are still standing.

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Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, https://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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